Ukrtransgaz said about the impossibility to buy gas against the debt of the regional gas companies

"Укртрансгаз" заявил о невозможности покупать газ на фоне долгов облгазов

Joint-stock company “Ukrtransgaz” announced the impossibility to carry out the purchase of gas, which is a prerequisite of an emergency at the state level, and pointed to the accumulation since the launch of the daily balancing gas market participants a debt of more than UAH 3 bn, the largest share of which – at the gas companies. About it reported in a press-service of the JSC.

As indicated, the results may negative imbalance arising from the operations of market participants, amounts to 751 million UAH, while a positive imbalance is 358 million.

“The result of three months of natural gas market functioning in the regime of daily balancing, the negative unbalance of market participants has reached 3298 million. During all this time the company has received from customers of transportation services paying less than 2% of the total debt of 63 million UAH. The greatest debt in 3220 million UAH accumulated gas companies, the debt of enterprises under the brand GDH is 2465 million UAH”, – noted in the company.

“Ukrtransgaz”, as specified, paid 340 million UAH positive off-balance sheet activities, however, remains to be still 837 million UAH to the customers of gas transportation services. The greatest debt is now formed in front of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, the amount of positive imbalance which, in the first three months is 407 million.

“As a result, the company is unable to repay its financial obligations to customers of transportation services and suppliers of gas for its own production and technological needs. 17 June was held the next tenders for the purchase of gas at STP due to the failure of participation by potential vendors. Failure to complete gas purchases are a prerequisite of an emergency at the state level. “Ukrtransgaz” told the national Commission, State service of emergencies of Ukraine and the national security Council and defense of Ukraine”, – stated in the AO.

Earlier the company pointed out that you can’t pay off the contracts of gas purchases.